Christopher Columbus statue at Byrd Park in Virginia torn down , thrown into lake

20200609 215123 Christopher Columbus statue at Byrd Park in Virginia torn down : A Christopher Columbus statue in Richmond Virginia has been torn down and thrown into a lake. The protesters put signs next to the statue insinuating that the Columbus statue was racist.
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Christopher Columbus statue at Byrd Park in Virginia torn down : A Christopher Columbus statue in Richmond Virginia has been torn down and thrown into a lake. The protesters put signs next to the statue insinuating that the Columbus statue was racist.

thumbnail image2 1 Christopher Columbus statue at Byrd Park in Virginia torn down : A Christopher Columbus statue in Richmond Virginia has been torn down and thrown into a lake. The protesters put signs next to the statue insinuating that the Columbus statue was racist.
A sign in place of the statue reads “Columbus represents Genocide”

Christopher Columbus statue at Byrd Park in Virginia torn down : Destroying History so it can repeat itself

This comes after the Confederate statue of General Williams Carter Wickham was ripped down in Monroe Park on Saturday by a rope. Witnesses say the same tactics were used to take down the Christopher Columbus statue. Demonstrators were seen marching down Arthur Ashe Boulevard on their way to Byrd Park Tuesday night.

thumbnail image0 1 Christopher Columbus statue at Byrd Park in Virginia torn down : A Christopher Columbus statue in Richmond Virginia has been torn down and thrown into a lake. The protesters put signs next to the statue insinuating that the Columbus statue was racist.
thumbnail image2 1 1 Christopher Columbus statue at Byrd Park in Virginia torn down : A Christopher Columbus statue in Richmond Virginia has been torn down and thrown into a lake. The protesters put signs next to the statue insinuating that the Columbus statue was racist.

Protesters all over America have destroyed and defaced buildings. Even the road in Washington DC was painted.

Some Twitter users applauded the statue’s destruction.

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